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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm/2 Bath Great Ocean View Condo Poipu Beach Koloa South Shore Kauai

BLDG 34, UNIT #211 Kiahuna Plantation Resort:

Historic plantation era Hawaiian style, newly remodeled. You can clearly see and hear waves breaking from this condo. YOU ARE NOT OVERLOOKING ANY PARKING LOT!! With the fresh water lagoon also in view this location is ideal. One of the best on property! You can stroll to Poipu Beach in minutes. Gorgeous green lawns and tropical landscapes surround property.

The Kiahuna Plantation Resort's unique beauty and sandy beach make it the perfect location on Kauai's south shore for families, honeymooners, friends gathering, weddings, surf trips and a home base for any island excursions.

Steps to the sand. THIS IS THE ONLY BEACHFRONT CONDO RESORT OWNER DIRECT VACATION RENTAL IN POIPU AREA ON A SANDY BEACH. Many properties in Hawaii have nice views but are on cliffs or far from a sandy beach. Here you can WALK to the sand! Surf, snorkel, play in the waves walking distance to condo. This resort is located on the south shore of Kauai which is the SUNNY side of the island and has more sunshine and nice weather than any other part of the island. This ocean view unit has one of the nicest locations on the Kiahuna property.

The amazing view from both the upstairs and downstairs lanai looks out over the lagoon, a garden/lawn and the blue, blue ocean. Although it is only a minute's walk to the beach, it has a very peaceful and private feel. No one walks in front of the unit and no cars are visible or parked nearby. It is all garden and water.

This unit is comfortable for guests of all ages. The beach in front of the condo is great for snorkelers, sunbathers, kids and beginning to advanced surfers. Wonderful gardens, comfortable pathways and open grassy lawns abound at the Kiahuna making it easy to walk in just your flip flops or even barefoot! Historic orchid gardens and Koi ponds on self guided trail.

The unit itself is spacious, comfortable and clean. Upstairs has the main living area and the fully equipped kitchen, both with the wonderful view. When or if you tire of going out to all the great nearby restaurants, the kitchen is well supplied with everything but the food for cooking meals. Or, you can relax and enjoy the immaculate, well maintained outdoor gas BBQs close by as well as picnic tables for social gatherings.

Downstairs there is a master suite with attached bath. The master also has its own lanai, ocean view, and TV. The second bedroom, on the garden side of the condo, has two twin beds that can convert to a king for a second couple. The hall bath is next to the second bedroom. There is also a very comfortable queen bed inside the sofa. Portacrib and safety gate available in unit.

Every activity there is to do in Hawaii can be done right from this unit. If not at the Kiahuna, then just a short walk or drive away. Sailing, fishing, sightseeing, hiking, anything on the ocean-- paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing (two nice breaks right in front of the Kiahuna), snorkeling, diving or just floating with cocktail in hand! There is a guest beach hut and showers close to the condo. The beach hut on property can get you everything you need for the beach: towels, chairs, sunscreen snorkeling gear and even sand castle building supplies!

Local activities all within walking distance to your condo include diving instruction, surf and paddle board rentals and lessons, and outdoor yoga on the lawn.

For those that want to get away from the beach for a short while the Kiahuna Plantation grounds offer amazing gardens filled with lily ponds, Koi, orchids, cacti, tropical flowers and colorful bird life. Throughout, there are large, mature tropical trees interspersed with spacious rolling lawns. The lawns go right up to the beach and many people enjoy lounging on the grass in the shade of the coconut palms, enjoying a good read, with an occasional dip in the ocean.

The gardens and the original Plantation House, now the onsite restaurant, are pieces of history from the early days of the first sugar plantation. Well worth exploring!

The condo is just a short walk to the restaurants and shops across the street. There's even a Starbucks. We love Keoki's Paradise with it's open air seating and live music at the bar. At Poipu Shopping village there's plenty of shopping! You can also travel a short distance west to Kukui'ula for more stores and restaurants.

There are also several grocery stores for stocking up your condo and buying gifts. The famous Brennecke's beach is just a short distance away. At the new mall, Kukui'ula, you can find Living Foods, a fabulous natural foods grocer and deli.

Kauai itself has unlimited things to do and explore. From shopping to helicopter rides to exploring the North and West shores by Zodiac or catamaran excursions. Last time we were there we paddle boarded up the Wailua River and then hiked up to Secret Falls. Really an incredible experience! We will send you information on some of the things to do on the island with your reservation.

Just know that whenever you come back to the Kiahuna you will have a beautiful and comfortable home to hang your sunhat in- with its' own amazing view of the ocean that may make you not want to leave!

We strongly recommend travelers insurance IN CASE you need to cancel!!

There is a 25% of deposit NON REFUNDABLE booking fee. If and when your cancelled dates can be rebooked with another guest, we can refund your money.

More Details

Member since: 2013
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Jennifer

I have been visiting the Kiahuna Plantation for many years now. Every time I return it feels like home. There are many beautiful plantation buildings in the complex but I believe this spot is one of the best. The view of the surf is spectacular. If you are so inclined to surf, you can literally check it from the living room with your coffee and walk to the beach from the unit. Watching the Tilapia and the bird life in the fresh water lagoon right in front is very relaxing and entertaining. Kauai will capture your heart and this place will be your home away from home.

Jennifer purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jennifer chose Poipu

The Kiahuna Plantation resort is unique to all the islands. It is not a hotel or a time share. Each condominium is privately owned. The property is also very open and spread out, low density with wonderful pedestrian grounds between the classic plantation style buildings. IT ALSO HAS ITS OWN SANDY BEACH. It's a great enhancement to your vacation to be able to get away from cars, garages, and parking lots. All the condos have the same floor plan (either one or two bedroom) and similar interior design but every location within the Kiahuna is different. Some are better than others! Be selective!

THIS CONDO JUST UNDERWENT FULL REMODEL OCTOBER 2015!! Some units are noisier than others, some have more pedestrian and car traffic than others, some have more privacy than others and some of them have not been updated in years. It's important to work directly with an owner to know exactly what you are getting! THIS UNIT IS QUIET, NOT OVER A PARKING LOT AND NEWLY REMODELED.

When this unit came up for sale, I knew from staying at the Kiahuna many times that I had found something special. This condo has a breathtaking view of the ocean and yet it is far enough from the busy beach, parking lots and road traffic to be very quiet and serene. Nobody walks or drives in front of the condo giving a very private feel, even in crowded times of the year.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is a minute's walk to the famous Poipu Beach and a six or seven minute walk to the shops and restaurants across the street. It is just a short walk to the check-in areas. The parking lot near to the condo, although just far enough away to not be in view or a sound problem, is close enough for easy access in and out of the car. And it usually has good spots available! The condo is situated nicely to get a lot of brightness and to capture the cooling tradewinds. FULL REMODEL AND REFURNISHING FALL 2015

* NOTE: any condos not rented directly from owner, there is no guarantee on which unit you get or its condition.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please use outside showers and foot wash to remove sand from feet and beach equipment before re-entering unit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Complete remodel Oct 2015: all new
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled: new shower, vanity, and toilet, Oct 2015
  • Newly renovated! Paint, tile, granite, faucets etc. Gorgeous
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached master bath. Wonderful view. Very private.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The beds can be joined to make King upon request
  • Each bedroom has lots of space for clothing and personal effects with hooks, hangers, drawers. There is room to stretch out, spacious! The Master suite has its own balcony, a great place to soak up some fresh air and read the morning paper with your Kauai coffee or enjoy your evening cocktail while getting ready for your evening out. The sound & view of the surf hard to pull away from. Living room has NEW fold out queen sofa sleeper for additional sleeping, quite comfortable! Portacrib & safety gate in unit.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach gear and beach towels are available at the on site Beach Hut. Some items in unit include umbrella, travel chairs, boogie board, fins, coolers. Crib & child safety gate in unit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great location and view on Kiahuna Plantation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 2 grown kids stayed here for 4 nights in August 2017. Great location on Kiahuna Plantation with a nice view of the lagoon and beach. The place was very clean and quite spacious. The staff were friendly and efficient at check in; we had an issue with the WiFi not working on our first day and they were quick to help us resolve it. The grounds at Kiahuna Plantation are very well kept; the orchid and cactus garden on the west side of the property is lovely. We had dinner on our last night at Plantation Gardens restaurant and it was the best meal we had during our week in Kauai. I would recommend staying at this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you & your family for being our guest. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Kiahuna is a very special place and sharing this wonderful location with you has been our pleasure. Thank you for taking time to provide this nice review. Hope to have you as a guest again when you return to Kauai!
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely delightful stay in Jennifer’s unit 211 at Kiahuna Plantarion. The unit is beautiful, clean and very well appointed. The location was excellent, looking out over the flower-ringed pond (but you need to love bullfrogs singing!) with a clear view of the ocean. Lounging on the balconies was so relaxing. Everything we needed for fun at the beach was there, including boogie boards. This was our first time at the Plantation, and we found it very comfortable and low key, not at all pretentious, good for couples, families and seniors. The location on Poipu Beach is outstanding, and within easy access of restaurants and shopping. The Plantation Garden Restaurant (good, not great) is just steps from this unit and very convenient. We would definitely return to this location and unit. The only thing that was confusing to me was what appeared to be inconsistent information on the website regarding whether a washer and dryer is available to guests in the unit - it is not. This should be made crystal clear. There is a coin-op laundry facility on the Plantation in a building very far away. Except for that small issue, everything was exactly as described, and it is indeed lovely. We got excellent service when we called the Office with a question. We also locked ourselves out of the unit one day, and instead of making us walk all the way over to the Office to get another key, the staff immediately sent Security to our door to let us in. Very smooth operation. Don’t hesitate to book this unit!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. So helpful to future guests! After you indicated confusion about washer & dryer availability I reviewed my listing. VRBO just has a check box next to “laundry facilities available” yes or no. I have “yes” checked because there is indeed an on site laundry hut exclusively for Kiahuna guests. I did add additional detail that washer & dryer are not in my condo. Hopefully this will be more clear to future travelers. All the best, Jennifer
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Terrific unit to spend your vacation in.

  • 5 of 5

This unit has all the amenities, from the ocean view over the lagoon, to the athletic club across the street. Close to dining and shopping. Steps to the beach. Nicely remodeled recently and tastefully decorated. I would recommend this place and unit to anyone. The owner is a pleasure to do business with. Our entire family had a terrific time, including zip lining, mud buggy riding, and sightseeing to Waimea Canyon and Hanalei Bay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Patrick and mahalo for such a terrific review. So helpful to future travelers. I greatly enjoy sharing this perfect piece of paradise with so many wonderful families. The Kiahuna Plantation is a special place and I have appreciated being a part of their O’hana. Jennifer
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The condo is lovely, looks just like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing! Very Spacious, accommodated my husband and I and 4 adult children quite comfortably! The BBQ' s are a few steps away from the unit. Loved the athletic club and pool area too! The boogie boards were fun too! We have been to the Kiahuna Plantation a few times, this condo was the best so far and would stay again! Jennifer was quick to answer my questions during our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Elizabeth; Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. It is very much appreciated. Future guests find reviews valuable. You are welcome back anytime and know that you will enjoy a return guest discount! Have a great 2018. Jennifer
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Great location, comfortable, and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed recently with our three children (14, 12, and 11). At first the pull out sofa seemed like it was going to be an issue (the mattress seemed a little spring-y), but as it turned out, our kids loved sleeping on it and on the sofa (which I thought was much more comfortable). The location of the unit (and of the Plantation in general) was excellent and had easy access both to the beach and to the rest of the area.

The kitchen was well equipped and clean, and there were ample cleaning supplies (which is always hit or miss, it seems). The unit also included several boogie boards, which were used on a daily basis.

This might sound odd, but I loved the ceiling fans. They were very high quality, completely silent, and they kept each room very comfortable the entire stay.

There were just a few drawbacks: I had thought that units like this would have included a washing machine; not the case. The laundry was on the other side of the Plantation, which made things rather less convenient. Also, we didn't use the oven, but the stove top (which we used daily) was a little time-worn. Perhaps others don't use it, and if that's the case, it's not a problem. But for us it seemed a bit antiquated. And the walls were a little thin -- maybe sound just carries in Hawaii, but this took away slightly from the feeling of "getting away from it all." Finally, I believe the unit is listed as sleeping 7. That seems a stretch -- I think five is probably a reasonable max.

All things considered, however, this was a very good and reasonable unit. We loved it and will come back next time!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Great Location...

  • 5 of 5

This is a Great Property and the best part of the Island.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for submitting your feedback. Future guests will find your input helpful when they are working on selecting a property. There are so many options in vacation rentals nowadays so it helps people to hear from you! Please consider this now your Kauai home and we hope you stay with us again. Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Keoki's Paradise
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiahuna Plantation Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 520
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Keoki's Paradise
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Poipu Beach
Car: recommended

The Kiahuna Plantation is the ONLY resort directly on a sandy beach in the Poipu area. The beach is wonderful and safe for kids of all ages. For the adventurous there are two great surf spots right out in front of the Kiahuna. This location is also easy for just swimming and small children.

Close by are several world class golf resorts open to the public. Within walking distance are many shops, restaurants and even a grocery store and Starbucks.

Famous Brennecke's Beach is also just a walk or a short drive away with all it's shops, restaurants and surf shop.

The Kiahuna Plantation is a great location to launch your adventures anywhere on the island. Everything on the island is within an hour's drive. When you are done with your sightseeing this condo is a wonderful place to return to relax, decompress and get ready for more adventures!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Rates are subject to change until deposit is made.
25% of total booking charge NON-REFUNDABLE after booking. Cancellations CAN be made up to 90 days prior to check-in date MINUS the 25% NON-REFUNDABLE cancellation fee. 75% of any payments made will be refunded up to 90 days prior to booked check-in date. After that there is no refund.
Any add-on charges other than standard fees will be guest's responsibility. Cleaning fee paid directly to on site property manager at check-out.
Discount for repeat customers.
Book early-occupancy is high!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund